This is stated by French president's press service on Twitter, Сensor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.
The summit in Normandy format on Ukraine is currently going on at the Elysee Palace, the message notes.
The heads of "Normandy Four" states met to discuss possible ways of stopping the war in the Donbas. The meeting will be held behind closed doors.
Just before the summit, a number of bilateral meetings between Putin and Hollande, Putin and Merkel, Hollande and Poroshenko were held. The sides are set to discuss strengthening the cease-fire regime in the Donbas as well as holding local elections in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Petro Poroshenko's press secretary Sviatoslav Tseholko said in Twitter that the talks had started outdoors.